Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Denial-of-Service Vulnerability

2006.08.25
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-Other


CVSS Base Score: 5/10
Impact Subscore: 2.9/10
Exploitability Subscore: 10/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: None
Integrity impact: None
Availability impact: Partial

McAfee, Inc. McAfee? Avert? Labs Security Advisory Public Release Date: 2006-08-22 Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Denial-of-Service Vulnerability CVE Number Pending ________________________________________________________________________ _______ ? Synopsis The Symantec Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) platform and agent are susceptible to a race condition that can cause the application to lock up, resulting in a denial-of-service. ________________________________________________________________________ _______ ? Vulnerable System or Application Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Platform versions 6 and 6.5.x Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Agent versions 6 and 6.5.x ________________________________________________________________________ _______ ? Vulnerability Information A specially crafted invalid request can be sent to the manager server to simulate an ESM agent. This causes both the ESM manager and ESM agent to lock up, resulting in a denial-of-service. This issue affects all versions of ESM managers and agents. Manager and agent restarts are required to recover from an attack. ________________________________________________________________________ _______ ? Resolution Symantec has released downloadable automated and manual fixes for most supported ESM managers and agents. Complete instructions for automatically updating ESM agents and manually updating ESM managers and agents can be downloaded at the following site: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.08.21a.html ________________________________________________________________________ _______ ? Credits These vulnerabilities were discovered by Anthony Bettini of McAfee Avert Labs. ________________________________________________________________________ _______ ? Legal Notice Copyright (C) 2006 McAfee, Inc. The information contained within this advisory is provided for the convenience of McAfee?s customers, and may be redistributed provided that no fee is charged for distribution and that the advisory is not modified in any way. McAfee makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of the information referenced in this document, or the suitability of that information for your purposes. McAfee, Inc. and McAfee Avert Labs are registered Trademarks of McAfee, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other Countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.


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